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Subject: Re: Lincoln Center groundbreaking
From: Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:21:10 -0700
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That was the actual Lincoln Center Groundbreaking in 1959.  And, it was
shown including Leonard Warren and Rise Stevens.  I'm talking about the
opera house (Metropolitan) itself.  Both the Philharmonic and State Theatre
were completed a few years ahead of the Met in 1962 and 64 respectively.

Donald

On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 10:04 AM, Charles Mintzer <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> I may be a bit “off” on the details, but I was a grad student at Columbia
> University at the time, and I went down to the Lincoln Center
> groundbreaking which had President Eisenhower doing the honors, and Leonard
> Warren singing I think the “Paglicci” Prologo and Rise Stevens singing the
> “Carmen” Habanera. I seem to recall Leonard Bernstein was part of the
> program. Some speeches, probably Robert Moses; It was all sweet and short.
> Those were memorable times to be living in New York. Saw Castro, Khruschev,
> Truman, Mrs. Roosevelt, etc. at Columbia or in motorcades. Just some
> memories provoked by the posts about the movie.
> Charles Mintzer
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